Thursday, July 20, 2006

Shady Characters


Hey everybody, I got three drawings accepted into my first New York art show! The painting above, titled "Masks", is one of the three pieces. I created this in Atlanta before moving here, but my new friend, Jason, thinks this piece is ALL New York. I guess he would know. He's been here 10 (12?) years. Once a Parson's fashion student, he's now head designer for 2xist Men's Underwear! Not bad for someone who's just over thirty – he's completely living the Project Runway lifestyle! Not only that, but he's a super nice guy, too. It must be interesting designing Men's underwear for a living...maybe I can convince him to buy this piece!

Getting back to the topic at hand, check out the official event info. The show is titled "Shady Characters", and you can read more about it here: Good Deal. The curator, Jared Deal, was gracious enough to allow me to submit work, which he added to the exhibit! Several big names in the animation industry from NY, LA, and Toronto are included in the show, so come on out and show your support! The opening reception is Friday, July 28th, from 6 to 9 pm at the "Live with Animals" gallery in Williamsburg. Hope to see ya there!

9 comments:

v said...

great choice for "shady characters" show! looks like you are in Xcellent company with all the talent listed to show. god! i wish i could be there to support you in person!! have fun, man!

v

Ward Jenkins said...

The write-up for the show was sent to me via Jared Deal a couple of weeks back and I was immediately intrigued. And now, all the more reason for me to take a weekend trip to see the show! Oh well. Maybe next time. That's great that you're included—best of luck to ya, Justin! Congrats!

Jazzy Justin said...

v – Thanks so much! I wish you could come! I miss ya. Hope you're well.

ward – I'm surprised you didn't enter a piece, Ward. Many of the artists involved aren't going to be able to be there because they're out-of-state, so they're mailing their work to be included. You should definitely send something next time. It sounds like Jared thinks very highly of your work. And thanks for the congrats. I'm so thrilled to be allowed into this show. Jared seems like a really cool guy.

Todd Kauffman said...

it a beauty!!!

Todd Kauffman said...

's - ha

Ward Jenkins said...

How did Jared find out about you. Through your blog? Just curious.

Jazzy Justin said...

Thanks Todd!!!

Ward, I wrote to Jared over his blog when I saw him post about the Shady Characters show. He was very cool, and once he saw some samples, he chose three of them for the show. I'm so glad there was still room in the exhibit for more work!

andrea said...

congrats justin! that is absolutely fantastic... and I'm not surprised t all. xo

SACKS said...

Man, I wanted to get a piece into this show. Damn. Good stuff " J".